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Papers are available below from authors who have given their permission to be included here. For a full list of papers presented see the final conference program.


Ackermann, Eric. LibQUAL+ ™ and the evolution of “library as place” at Radford University, 2002-2006.

Brettle, Alison. Information skills training in health libraries: Are we any nearer the evidence?

Byrd, Gary D. & Steven J. Squires. Transforming the evidence base for effective academic health sciences library services and resources: The readiness of library leaders in the US and Canada.

Cervone, H. Frank. Evidence-based practice to enhance library web site usability: An implementation case study at Northwestern University Library.

Delaney, Lori. Preparing for a slimmer bottom line: Analyzing and reducing a serials collection using a mixed methods approach.

Fisher, Bill & W. Davenport (Dav) Robertson. Evidence-based management as a tool for special libraries.

Fowler, Susan G. Results of participant observation in the fifth judicial district: Customizing the county law library to meet the needs of small firm attorneys in rural Kansas.

Grefsheim, Suzanne & Jocelyn Rankin. Making a commitment to EBLIP: The role of library leadership.

Haglund, Lotta & David Herron. Wrestling with the appraisal and production of evidence – and the winner is ..!

Hiller, Steve, Martha Kyrillidou & Jim Self. When the Evidence Isn’t Enough: Organizational Factors that Influence Effective and Successful Library Assessment

Hunsucker, R. Laval. The theory and practice of evidence-based information work – one world?

Koufogiannakis, Denise. Establishing a model for evidence based collection management.

Koufogiannakis, Denise, Lindsay Glynn, Alison Brettle & Pam Ryan. The making of a journal: Disseminating research to inform practice.

Medin, Karin E. Paradigms as guides for library science research.

McKnight, Michelynn & Lisl Zach. Choices in chaos: Designing research to investigate librarians’ information services improvised during a variety of community-wide disasters and to produce evidence-based training materials for librarians.

Myers, Glenda & D. R. Prozesky. Comparison of training interventions for PubMed search skills amongst 3rd and 4th year medical students.

Nagata, Haruki, Akira Toda & Päivi Kytömäki. Students’ patterns of library use and their learning outcomes.

Oakleaf, Megan. Using rubrics to collect evidence for decision-making: What do librarians need to learn?

Partridge, Helen, Clare Thorpe, Sylvia Edwards & Gillian Hallam The practitioner’s experience and conception of evidence based library and information practice: an exploratory analysis.

Phelps, Sue F. & Karen R. Diller. Transforming the library: Applying multiple assessment methodologies to library instruction and planning.

Price, Toni & Christine Urquhart. Using a prompt sheet to improve the reference interview in a health telephone helpline service.

Rathbun-Grubb, Susan. Why librarians leave: A proposal to study the factors that influence librarians to exit the profession.

Roth, Karen L. & Thomas W. Hill. Electronic document delivery (EDD) turnaround time and its connection to patient care in the hospital.

Ruan, Lian & Linda C. Smith. Evidence-based practice in US fire library management.

Schardt, Connie & Julie Garrison. Continuing education and knowledge retention: A comparison of online and face-to-face deliveries.

Seltzer, Ada M. Designing an evidence-based model to create a collection development guide in the health sciences.

Shih, Win. Understanding patron needs and resource usage in the networked academy: Problems and opportunities.

Squires, Steven J., Margaret E. Moore & Susan H. Keesee. Electronic journal availability study.

Toner, Lisa. Information access survey at St. Martin’s College, England, April 2005: An investigation into the non-use of library services by current students.

Treskon, Matthew. Utilizing citation analysis to assess the coverage of abstracting & indexing databases.